This weekends ANDRA Top Doorslammer Rounds 2 and 3 at the Westernationals in Perth will be very hot – both in temperature and competition, and the champ John Zappia is ready to give it all.
With forecast temperatures of 37 C (98 F) on Saturday, and 35 C (96 F) on Sunday the twenty Top Doorslammers will have to be on their game to master the tricky Perth Motorplex track in the new Three Round Format.
“We are very confident here at Zappia Racing” said a cool Zappia yesterday at the track, “We tested today with some new parts and managed some good results in the areas we were concentrating on”.
“First pass got out quick but shook and I aborted. Second pass again got out quick to 60 feet, but again shook. I pedaled it and wrenched it back off the wall and ran it through for a 6.10 @ 242mph using up a fair bit of the track”.
“We know this track well and it can be very tricky with the power levels we have in these Slammers using suspension rear ends. The track conditions can change from day to day, so the challenge for us and all other racers is to get a handle on the track and weather conditions as quickly as possible as we only have one qualifier then straight to Eliminations with the four fastest winners going into the “A” and “B” Finals”.
“We need to get the power in the Fuchs Lubricants/Striker Crushing and Screening Monaro to the ground, and as seen in the Pro Showdown, if you’re not at the top of your setup there could be upsets. ANDRA Series Round 2 racing starts this Saturday with qualifying at 5.30, elimination round at 7.30, and finals at 9.50pm. Sunday’s ANDRA series Round 3 racing has the same time slots. Two rounds of the ANDRA Pro Series on the same weekend!
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